Supreme Court shooting down D.C. gun ban triggers GOP criticism of Obama.

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WASHINGTON--n the wake of the Supreme Court striking down the gun ban here, the hot button issue of gun control moved into the spotlight Thursday as an issue in the Obama-McCain campaign, as the Republicans sought to portray Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as either shifting his views over the years or trying to have it both ways.

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe in a conference call, downplayed the role guns will play in the November election and said people are more anxious about the economy than guns.

“We think that it is very important for people, for sportsmen who are hunters to understand that Barack Obama believes strongly in the Second Amendment,” said Plouffe. “He doesn’t think that it is in conflict with common sense efforts to stem gun violence.”

RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said in statement, "“The Republican Party commends the Supreme Court decision this morning upholding the Second Amendment. The Court’s ruling reaffirms that the rights enshrined in our nation’s Constitution are just as relevant now as when it was signed. Today’s ruling also serves as a stark reminder of what is at stake in this election. Senator McCain strongly supports the Second Amendment and our constitutional right to bear arms, while Senator Obama is arguably the most anti-gun presidential candidate in our nation’s history. Obama failed to step forward and join Senator McCain in signing a bipartisan amicus brief expressing support for the ruling issued today. Obama has even supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. Today’s ruling is a victory for all Americans and we must remain vigilant to protect our freedoms from those who seek to change them and believe they are above the Constitution.”

After the high court said the gun ban was unconstitutional. the research department of the Republican National Committee sent out a memo with Obama quotes supporting gun bans.

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OBAMA ’96 QUESTIONNAIRE – HANDGUN BAN

OBAMA CAMPAIGN’S RESPONSE TO HIS SUPPORT OF BANNING HANDGUNS IS MISLEADING

Obama Filled Out ’96 Questionnaire Indicating Support For Banning Handguns,
Claimed He Didn’t Fill It Out:

In Response To A 1996 Independent Voters Of Illinois Questionnaire, Obama
Indicated That He Supported Banning The “Manufacture, Sale And Possession Of
Handguns.” Question from a 1996 Independent Voters of Illinois questionnaire:
“Do you support state legislation to … ban the manufacture, sale and possession
of handguns?” Obama’s answer: “Yes.” (Independent Voters Of Illinois Independent
Precinct Organization 1996 General Candidate Questionnaire, Barack Obama
Responses, 9/9/96)

Obama’s Campaign Claims He Did Not Fill Out The Questionnaire. “Aides claim
Obama did not fill out the questionnaire, and instead it was handled by a
staffer who misrepresented his views on gun control, the death penalty and
more.” (Todd Venezia, “Going Barack & Forth,” The New York Post, 12/23/07)


* Obama Spokesman Ben LaBolt: “Obama never saw the ‘96 IVI-IPO state Senate
questionnaire -- it was filled out by a staffer who unintentionally
mischaracterized his views on a number of issues …” (Lynn Sweet, “The Past
Haunts Obama?” Chicago Sun-Times, 12/12/07)



* “LaBolt Said The Staffer Was Then-Obama State Senate Campaign Manager Carol
Harwell, Who Could Not Be Reached … For Comment.” (Lynn Sweet, “The Past Haunts
Obama?” Chicago Sun-Times, 12/12/07)


During 4/16 Dem. Debate, Obama Falsely Claimed His Handwriting Did Not Appear On
Questionnaire. “Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., maintained at Wednesday’s ABC News
debate in Philadelphia that his handwriting does not appear on a 1996
questionnaire stating support for a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession
of handguns. The Democratic presidential frontrunner made this claim even though
a copy of the original document suggests otherwise. … When asked about the gun
questionnaire with the handwriting on it, Obama adviser Robert Gibbs did not
dispute that the writing was Obama’s.” (Teddy Davis and Talal Al-Khatib, “Obama
Forgets Writing On Gun Questionnaire,” ABC News’ “Political Radar” Blog,
www.abcnews.com
, 4/18/08)


* 4/16 Dem. Debate Included Obama False Claim On Questionnaire. “On guns,
moderator Charles Gibson asked about a questionnaire with Obama’s writing on one
page and an answer on another that said Obama favored banning handguns. Obama
answered: ‘No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire, Charlie. As I
said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns.’ The Clinton campaign
helpfully handed out copies of the questionnaire later that did have Obama’s
writing on it, and the gun opposition. The Obama camp insists Obama did not see
the relevant page, or another in a similar questionnaire.” (Michael McAuliff,
“Pushing Wafles,” [New York] Daily News’ “Mouth Of The Potomac” Blog,
www.nydailynews.com
, 4/17/08)


A Spokesman For IVI-IPO Denies The Campaign’s Claims. “A spokesman for the
Illinois group said the excuse is ridiculous because they interviewed him in
person.” (Todd Venezia, “Going Barack & Forth,” The New York Post, 12/23/07)

Amended Version Of ’96 Questionnaire Leads To Further Skepticism Of Obama’s
Claims. “During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater
role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control,
the death penalty and abortion — positions that appear at odds with the more
moderate image he has projected during his presidential campaign. The evidence
comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group’s detailed
questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate
seat.” (Kenneth P. Vogel, “Obama Had Great Role In Liberal Survey,” Politico,
3/31/08)


* “Obama Was Actually Interviewed.” “[A] Politico examination determined that
Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the
liberal Chicago nonprofit group that issued it. And it found that Obama — the
day after sitting for the interview — filed an amended version of the
questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes added to
one answer.” (Kenneth P. Vogel, “Obama Had Great Role In Liberal Survey,”
Politico, 3/31/08)



* “Unbelievable” Obama Never Saw Questionnaire. “Dobry, Patt and current IVI-IPO
state chairman David K. Igasaki, a Clinton supporter, agreed Obama likely didn’t
write every word of his campaign’s 1996 answers. But they all dismissed as
unbelievable his presidential campaign’s assertion that Obama never saw or
signed off on the state Senate questionnaires.” (Kenneth P. Vogel, “Obama Had
Great Role In Liberal Survey,” Politico, 3/31/08)




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OBAMA'S SUPREME MISTAKE ON GUNS
The Supreme Court Rules Against Obama's Anti-Gun Views On D.C. Gun Ban, Further
Demonstrating Obama Is Most Anti-Gun Presidential Candidate In History
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Obama Expressed Support For The D.C. Gun Ban:

Obama Campaign: "Obama Believes The D.C. Handgun Law Is Constitutional." "[T]he
campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said that he
'...believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun
owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat
violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is
constitutional.'" (James Oliphant and Michael J. Higgins, "Court To Hear Gun
Case," Chicago Tribune, 11/20/07)

During An Interview, Obama Acknowledged His Support For The D.C. Gun Ban.
Questioner Leon Harris: "One other issue that's of great importance here in the
district as well is gun control. You said in Idaho recently - I'm quoting here -
'I have no intention of taking away folks' guns,' but you support the D.C.
handgun ban." Obama: "Right." (Leon Harris and Sen. Barack Obama, Forum
Sponsored By ABC And Politico.Com, Washington, DC, 2/12/08)


* In The Same Interview, Obama Indicated He Feels The D.C. Gun Ban Is
Constitutional. Harris: "And you've said that it's constitutional. How can you
reconcile those two different positions?" Obama: "Oh, because I think we have
two conflicting traditions in this country. I think it is important for us to
recognize that we've got a tradition of handgun ownership and gun ownership
generally. And a lot of people, law-abiding citizens, use it for hunting, for
sportsmanship, and for protecting their families. We also have violence on the
streets that is a result of illegal handgun use. And so, there is nothing wrong,
I think, with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off
the streets..." (Leon Harris and Sen. Barack Obama, Forum Sponsored By ABC And
Politico.Com, Washington, DC, 2/12/08)



* Click Here To Watch Obama
Express Support For The D.C. Gun Ban

In Addition To Supporting The D.C. Gun Ban, Obama Has A Long Anti-Gun Record
That Includes Telling Scholar John Lott "I Don't Believe That People Should Be
Able To Own Guns":

Scholar John Lott Recalls Obama Stating: "I Don't Believe That People Should Be
Able To Own Guns." John Lott: "In fact, I knew Obama during the mid-1990s, and
his answers to IVI's question on guns fit well with the Obama that I knew.
Indeed, the first time I introduced myself to him he said 'Oh, you are the gun
guy.' I responded 'Yes, I guess so.' He simply responded that 'I don't believe
that people should be able to own guns.'" (John R. Lott, Jr., "Obama And Guns:
Two Different Views," Fox News, www.foxnews.com
, 4/7/08)

In Response To A 1996 Independent Voters Of Illinois Questionnaire, Obama
Indicated That He Supported Banning The "Manufacture, Sale And Possession Of
Handguns." Question: "Do you support state legislation to ... ban the
manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?" Obama's Response: "Yes."
(Independent Voters Of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization 1996 General
Candidate Questionnaire, Barack Obama Responses, 9/9/96)

Obama Was Director Of Anti-Gun Joyce Foundation, Which Spent Millions On
Gun-Control Causes. "Adding even further skepticism to Obama's claim of support
for the 2nd Amendment is his previous service as a director of the Joyce
Foundation. Since 2000, the Joyce Foundation has provided over $15 Million in
funding to radical gun control organizations such as the Violence Policy Center
and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. The Joyce Foundation is
tightly linked to the Soros Open Society Instit ute -- an extremist group that
advocates a worldwide ban on civilian firearm ownership." (Illinois State Rifle
Association, "ISRA Blasts Candidate Obama On His Record Of Hostility Toward
Law-Abiding Firearm Owners," Press Release, 8/24/04)

In 2004, Obama Voted Against Self-Defense Rights. "[Obama] opposed letting
people use a self-defense argument if charged with violating local handgun bans
by using weapons in their homes. The bill was a reaction to a Chicago-area man
who, after shooting an intruder, was charged with a handgun violation." (Ryan
Keith "Obama Record In State Legislature Offers Possible Ammunition For
Critics," The Associated Press, 1/17/07)

In 2004, Running For U.S. Senate Obama Called For Federal Legislation To
Pre-Empt State Concealed Carry Laws. "In a February survey of Democratic primary
candidates for the U.S. Senate by the Tribune, Obama said he opposed allowing
ordinary citizens to carry concealed weapons and that a federal law banning
concealed carried weapons except for law enforcement is needed." (Liam Ford,
"Keyes Backs Law On Concealed Guns," Chicago Tribune, 8/25/04)

On December 21, 1999, Obama Discussed The Penalties One Would Receive If
Carrying A Firearm Illegally. (State Of Illinois 91st General Assembly Regular
Session Senate Transcript, www.ilga.gov
, 12/21/99, p. 20-23)


* Obama: "Senator Emil Jones has offered - and I think this is an excellent idea
that gets at the concerns that everybody on that side of the aisle has had,
which is that we would create a felony offense and a misdemeanor offense,
depending on the kinds of weapons you're carrying. Basically, the provision
would say that there are category one weapons: handguns, sawed-off shotguns,
sawed-off rifles, other firearms that are small enough to store on their person,
that to unlawfully possess and carry these weapons would be a felony; but, on
the other hand, if you were going to be carrying a rifle or shotgun, a spring
gun, other firearm that were used for hunting, then that would be a
misdemeanor." (State Of Illinois 91st General Assembly Regular Session S enate
Transcript, www.ilga.gov
, 12/21/99, p. 21)


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JOYCE FOUNDATION

OBAMA’S 8 YEARS AS DIRECTOR OF RADICAL ANTI-GUN CASH COW REVEAL TRUE LENGTHS HE WENT TO PURSUE GUN CONTROL AGENDA

Between 1994 And 2002, Obama Was Director Of Anti-Gun Joyce Foundation:

Obama Was Named A Director In Late 1994. “The Joyce Foundation named Barack Obama of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland a director.” (Chicago Sun-Times, 11/28/94)

In 2000, After Being Defeated In A Race For The U.S. Congress, Obama Considered Becoming President Of The Joyce Foundation. “[Obama] considered becoming president of the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago organization that gives out roughly $50 million a year to initiatives on the environment, poverty, violence, and schools. The position was high-profile, well paying, close to home, and appealed to his sense of public mission. Obama knew the foundation’s work because he was on its board at the time.” (Scott Helman, “Early Defeat Launched A Rapid Political Climb,” The Boston Globe, 10/12/07)

Obama Was A Director Until 2002. “The new directors bring the total number of Joyce board members to 13. They replace outgoing members Robert Bottoms, President of DePauw University, Carin Clauss, Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Illinois State Senator Barack Obama.” (Joyce Foundation, “Four New Directors Join Joyce Foundation Board,” Press Release, 12/12/02)

The Joyce Foundation Was Known As “The Main Patron Of Firearms Research In America.” “Roseanna Ander of the Joyce Foundation, the main patron of firearms research in America…” (Susan A. Webster, “Few Study Solutions For Guns,” The Detroit News, 11/28/00)

In 2000, The Joyce Foundation – Along With George Soros’ Open Society Institute – Helped Generate Record Funds For Gun Control. “Gun-control supporters in the last year have generated more money than ever before for research, violence prevention and advocacy, including tens of millions in grants from philanthropic groups such as George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the San Francisco-based Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation.” (Eric Lichtblau and Richard Simon, “Gun-Control Movement Split By Ambition To Ban Handguns,” Los Angeles Times, 4/18/00)

Obama’s Tenure As Director Of The Joyce Foundation Adds Skepticism To Claims That He Is Pro-Gun. “Adding even further skepticism to Obama’s claim of support for the 2nd Amendment is his previous service as a director of the Joyce Foundation. … The Joyce Foundation is tightly linked to the Soros Open Society Institute -- an extremist group that advocates a worldwide ban on civilian firearm ownership. Certainly, Barack Obama would not have been invited to sit on the board of the Joyce Foundation had he not held similar views on private firearm ownership.” (Illinois State Rifle Association, “ISRA Blasts Candidate Obama On His Record Of Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Firearm Owners,” Press Release, 8/24/04)

In 2000, The Joyce Foundation “Lavishly Funded” One-Sided Chicago-Kent Anti-Gun Symposium; Circuit Court Cited Law Review Articles In Collective-Right Ruling:

Symposium Was “Lavishly Funded” By Joyce And One-Sided. “The NAS study will receive $109,000 from the prohibitionist Joyce Foundation, which lavishly funded the Chicago-Kent Law Review’s one-sided anti-Second Amendment symposium last year [2000], and which has contributed generously to gun-prohibition groups.” (David Kopel and Glen Reynolds, Op-Ed, “Political Science,” National Review, 8/29/01)

• The Joyce Foundation Approved $84,000 In Funds For The Symposium. “Grants Approved in 1999 … Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law Chicago, Illinois Amount: $84,000 Duration: 6 months For a symposium and law review on the Second Amendment.” (Joyce Foundation, 1999 Annual Report)

The Symposium Was Admittedly “Not … A Balanced Symposium.” “With generous support from the Joyce Foundation, the Chicago-Kent Law Review sponsored this Symposium to take a fresh look at the Second Amendment and, particularly, the collective right theory. This is not, therefore, a balanced symposium. No effort was made to include the individual right point of view. Full and robust public debate is not always best served by having all viewpoints represented in every symposium.[106] Sometimes one point of view requires greater illumination.” (Carl T. Bogus, “The History And Politics Of Second Amendment Scholarship: A Primer,” Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76, 2000: 3)

Circuit Court Cited Chicago-Kent Law Review 8 Times In Decision That Took Collective-Right View Of 2nd Amendment. In its Silveira ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cited law articles from the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76 8 times. (Silveira v. Lockyer, 312 F.3d 1052 (9th Cir., 2002))

• Chicago-Kent Law Review Articles Were Also Cited In Fifth Circuit Ruling In 2001. In its Emerson ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit cited law articles from the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76 5 times. (U.S. v. Emerson, 270 F.3d 203 (5th Cir., 2001)

NOTE: In December 2002, The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Ruled That The 2nd Amendment Does Not Protect An Individual Right. “A federal appeals court ruling in defense of California’s ban on assault weapons has rejected a new Justice Department policy asserting that the Second Amendment affords individuals, not just state militias, broad rights to own guns. In a 72-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said today that Attorney General John D. Ashcroft’s policy change, announced last year, has no legal standing.” (Rene Sanchez, “Stance On Guns For Individuals Rejects,” The Washington Post, 12/6/02)

• The Decision By The Ninth Circuit Contradicted The Fifth Circuit Ruling And Held That The 2nd Amendment “Protects Only A Collective Right To Organize State Militias.” “In 2001, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, ruled that the Second Amendment broadly protected the rights of individuals to own guns. Yesterday’s decision took the contrary view, holding that the amendment protects only a collective right to organize state militias.” (Adam Liptak, “U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Limits On Assault Weapons,” The New York Times, 12/6/02)

In Addition, The Violence Policy Center – Also Funded By Joyce Foundation – Promoted The Chicago-Kent Citations In Ninth Circuit Ruling. “Citing cutting-edge scholarship such as the 2000 Chicago Kent Law Review—Symposium on the Second Amendment: Fresh Looks, the Silveira decision details the history and context of the Second Amendment, as well as existing legal precedent, and makes clear that the Second Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.” (Violence Policy Center, “Federal Court Upholds California Assault Weapons Ban, Strongly Rebuts Ashcroft Justice Department View That Second Amendment Guarantees An Individual Right To Keep And Bear Arms,” 12/5/02)

OBAMA-TENURE AT JOYCE SHOWS INCREASED FUNDING FOR ANTI-GUN CAUSES

Joyce Foundation Funding For Anti-Gun Causes Increased While Obama Was Director:

In 1995, The Joyce Foundation Approved About $1.2 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “In 1995, the Joyce Foundation awarded $1.2 million for gun violence research and advocacy.” (Susan A. Webster, “Few Study Solutions For Guns,” The Detroit News, 11/28/00)

In 1996, The Joyce Foundation Approved Almost $2.4 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. According to Joyce Foundation newsletters, in 1996 the organization approved $2,393,988 in grants to gun control causes. “The following grants were approved at the March 28, 1996 meeting of the Board of Directors … Total Gun Violence $710,051”; “The following grants were approved at the July 25, 1996 meeting of the Board of Directors … Total Gun Violence $618,700”; “The following grants were approved at the November 21, 1996 meeting of the Board of Directors … Total Gun Violence $1,065,237.” (May 2006, September 2006, and January 2007 Joyce Foundation Newsletters)

In 1997, The Joyce Foundation Approved Almost $2.4 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “JOYCE FOUNDATION … In 1997, 235 grants totaling $ 35,458,062 were appropriated in these program areas: … gun violence, $ 2,392,591…” (Foundation Annual Reports, The Chronicle Of Philanthropy, 6/18/98)

In 1998, The Joyce Foundation Approved Almost $4 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “JOYCE FOUNDATION … In 1998, 201 grants totaling $ 29,862,709 were allocated in these program areas: … gun violence, $ 3,953,653…” (Foundation Annual Reports, The Chronicle Of Philanthropy, 7/29/99)

In 1999, The Joyce Foundation Approved $4.5 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “TOTAL GUN VIOLENCE $4,558,301.” (Joyce Foundation, 1999 Annual Report)

In 2000, The Joyce Approved $5.6 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “JOYCE FOUNDATION …In 2000, 254 grants totaling $55,866,743 were approved in the following program areas: … gun violence, $5,621,980…” (Foundation Annual Reports, The Chronicle Of Philanthropy, 10/4/01)

In 2001, The Joyce Foundation Approved Almost $4.2 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “Total Gun Violence $4,192,249.” (Joyce Foundation, 2001 Annual Report)

In 2002, The Joyce Foundation Approved $3.2 Million In Anti-Gun Grants. “JOYCE FOUNDATION … In 2002, the foundation approved 178 grants totaling $26,459,583 in the following program areas: … gun violence, $3,216,967…” (Foundation Annual Reports, The Chronicle Of Philanthropy, 8/7/03)

NOTE: During Obama’s Tenure As Director Of The Joyce Foundation, Funding For Anti-Gun Causes Totaled About $27,529,729.

Other Gun Control Causes Funded By The Joyce Foundation:

Between 1993 and 1999, The Joyce Foundation Gave More Than $13.2 Million To Anti-Gun Causes. “Foundations have helped drive a surge of anti-gun initiatives: The Joyce Foundation, the first to target gun violence as a health issue, has handed out $13.2 million in grants to 55 organizations working on gun issues [between 1993 and 1999].” (David B. Ottaway, “Legal Assault On Firearms Is Armed By Foundations,” The Washington Post, 5/19/99)

In 1999, The Joyce Foundation Gave $500,000 To Establish The Indiana Partnership To Prevent Firearm Violence. “Dr. Marilyn Bull, director of developmental pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children … and other medical professionals in Indianapolis recently learned they will receive a $500,000, three-year grant from the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation to establish the Indiana Partnership to Prevent Firearm Violence.” (Dianna Penner, “Friendship Forged By Tragedy,” The Indianapolis Star, 8/29/99)

In 1999, The Joyce Foundation Provided Funding To Make “WAVE” A Statewide Organization In Wisconsin. “The Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, which started in 1995 as a grass-roots project to raise awareness of firearm deaths, announced plans … to become a statewide organization that would actively work on issues related to gun violence. With a $20,000 planning grant from the Joyce Foundation, WAVE’s educational fund has formed an advisory board of community and social service leaders, legislators, lawyers, public health professionals, children’s and women’s advocates, and others to form the goals and objectives of the organization.” (“Anti-Violence Group To Encompass State,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/9/99)

In 2000, The Joyce Foundation Provided Funding As Part Of $5 Million Effort To Correctly Portray Gun Violence In Entertainment Products. “The Entertainment Industries Council has launched the largest initiative to date to encourage accurate depictions of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in entertainment products. The $5 million ‘Spotlight on Depiction’ effort will also focus on correct portrayals of gun violence, safety and injury prevention. … The EIC is launching the initiative in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, with additional funding from the Joyce Foundation.” (Nellie Andreeva, “EIC Spotlights Drug Portrayals,” The Hollywood Reporter, 3/6/00)
In 2001, The Joyce Foundation Provided Almost $1 Million For Anti-Gun NAS Study. “[A] Clinton administration-inspired National Academy of Sciences study bearing the innocuous title of ‘Improving Research Information and Data on Firearms,’ … opens its formal hearings on Thursday. … The NAS study will receive $900,000 from the prohibitionist Joyce Foundation …which has contributed generously to gun-prohibition groups. It is a fair inference that the Joyce Foundation thinks that the panel is very likely to produce results that will advance its mission.” (David Kopel and Glen Reynolds, Op-Ed, “Political Science,” National Review, 8/29/01)

• The Panel That Took Part In NAS Study Was Criticized For Receiving Funds From Organizations Such As Joyce Foundation -- Which “Exclusively” Supported Gun Control. “Also, it is odd that the [NAS] panel is accepting supplemental funding only from private foundations, such as the Joyce Foundation, that have exclusively supported gun control in the past.” (John Lott, Op-Ed, “Gun Panel Hears With An Ear Shut,” Los Angeles Times, 8/31/01)


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YOU CAN BE MAD ALL YOU WANT WHEN HE GETS IN OFFICE, THE DECISION
WON'T BE 5-4 BECAUSE THE JUDGES HE WILL NOMINATE FOR THE SUPREME
COURT WON'T VOTE THIS WAY, WAY TO MANY CHILDREN BEING MURDERED
BY ILLEGAL GUN OWNERS, ESPECIALLY IN CHICAGO!

Obama has become the 'never mind' candidate. 'Never mind ' what he said about the Reverend Wright, flag pins, NAFTA, the importance of not losing in Iraq (2004-2005) the treat of Iran, meeting with Ahmadinejad, Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, anti-gun, and promise to MoveOn. He is like a snake , his has forked tongue. One side states one thing and the other side states something else, depending on which way the political wind blows. Eventually the American voter, hopefully, will see what Obama is not saying, more that what he is saying.

" 'Barack Obama believes strongly in the Second Amendment,' said Plouffe."

It's obvious that the Obama campaign knew they couldn't have their candidate walk point on the issue without him either affirming his previous anti-Second Amendment positions or lying about them. Thus, they trotted out one of the wizards operating the Obama machinery, instead.

-Wm Tate,
http://www.atimelikethis.us/

Obama was for banning manufacture of hand guns and talked about it for years the RNC evidence is irrefutable including his thoughts of heading the controversial Joyce Foundation. Obama is a socialist and has Marxist friends and aassociates. If elected he will pursue higher taxes for all supporting the Pelosi $1.3 trillion dollar tax scheme.The highest tax increase in history Freedom Watch suggests the average tax would go up $3,250 in Illinois.Obama is flip flopping to the center but his words live on in infamy.The McCain campaign will tighten the race with his revelations.

The ink isn't even dry in the latest Supreme court ruling upholding our constitutional 2nd amendment rights and the usual cry babies are blaming the Supreme court already for the violence that has been going on in our cities for years since the gun bans went into effect. This problem is not due to the Supreme Court ruling at all as it has been going on for a long time. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Pfleger could not be more wrong. These are criminals with guns and the Chicago gun ban has done nothing but taken guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens who can no longer defend themselves against these criminals. Israel has more guns per capita than any other country in the world and has the lowest murder rate of any country in the world. There are guns everywhere in that country. Guns bans do not work and the Supreme Court made the right decision. Jesse Jackson and Fr Pfleger need to address the REAL problem. The less than 5% of the U.S. population (young black males) are responsible for over 50% of the murders in this country. We need to level the playing field and allow law abiding citizens to carry a weapon to protect themselves from criminals. If we have concealed carry statics prove that gun violence will go down.

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